This degree provides graduates with the opportunity to undertake advanced study and research. You will gain a thorough training in applied scientific research and methodology and be prepared for higher degree by research studies and professional employment in the research field. The program consists of coursework (40 credit points) and a research component (80 credit point dissertation).
The coursework will provide critical evaluation of research and presentation, develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of statistical analyses techniques as applied to scientific research and develop an awareness of research proposal design and background. Students will have the opportunity to develop a research proposal including aims, methodology and a literature review.
The dissertation involves applied research on a specific project, a seminar and thesis describing the research in detail.